Hello hello again! We are going to talk about a littler known nutrient– Vitamin B17 Amygdalin. We’ve been featuring our NEW Apricot Power supplements that contain this Vitamin below our last few blogs. We are excited to finally get some info and tips out to you regarding this slightly controversial Vitamin that has been revered for its cancer fighting ability! Let’s get started…
Vitamin B17 Amygdalin
Vitamin B17 is a part of the Vitamin B complex family. This nutrient is found in mostly seeds and nuts as well as in other foods, with apricot seeds being one of the most concentrated sources of this vitamin. It is also known as Amygdalin or Laetrile.n It is found abundantly in the seeds and plants in the prunasin family like apricots and apples. It contains nitriloside, a natural cyanide containing substance.
Laeterile is touted to prevent cancer development through the production of hydrogen cyanide. Unfortunately, it was banned by the FDA in the 80’s as a potential cancer treatment, however, some alternative medicine practitioners still consider the vitamin as an alternative cancer fighting method.
Foods that Contain Vitamin B17
You can find Vitamin B17 in larger amounts in the kernels of apricots. It is also in fruit seeds such as apples, plums and pears. Some berry seeds contain it as well such as strawberries and raspberries.
Bitter Almonds also have small amounts of this nutrient. There are other foods with Vitamin B17, these are just a few more common and abundant ones that we have mentioned.
Benefits of Vitamin B17
It is most known for fighting cancer cells. There is something about the chemical component of the hydrogen cyanide that attract to the cancer cells and destroys them.
Another benefit is that it helps mediate hypertension due to the formation of thiocyanate, which works in lowering the blood pressure. It also has the ability to increase white blood cells in the body making it an effective immune booster.
It is also said to work along side Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, to help boost antioxidant levels in the body. This can be very helpful for naturally detoxing the body and helping lower inflammation and pain.
Alternatives for Naturally Fighting Cancer
It can be scary to face the word Cancer when diagnosed. Unfortunately, most doctors do not spend much time on talking about diet habits and lifestyles that may have contributed to this diagnosis. Most conventional doctors provide only select options like chemotherapy or radiation. These methods can be extremely rough on the entire body especially when it is already weakened from the presence of cancer cells.
We are here to let you know you have MORE natural options and to encourage you to seek those options first, as long as you feel comfortable. Nature works slower in general but it is still very effective and worth the exploration. The best part is that when you work with natural methods of cancer fighting you have more chances of preserving your good cells, good microorganisms, and boosting the immune system. This is a way of empowering your bodies miraculous ability to heal itself!
Supplements for Cancer
Vitamin B17 is just one avenue to explore. It can be found in edible Apricot seeds and in 50 mg capsules or 100 mg capsules. Essiac Tea is another great method to explore. It can be found in tea and capsules. There is plenty of scientific research on both of these methods so make sure you do your research before embarking on these methods. You can also find a doctor or health care practitioner that is versed in natural cancer treatment modalities.
Thanks again for reading our tips. We hope you learned something new! Remember, all of our organs, all of our cells are designed to keep us alive and thriving. All we need to do is provide them with some TLC– dense nutrients, stress management, and supplementation when needed. We’re here to guide you on that path. Let us know what you need!
P.s. Here’s a fun video on Vitamin B17 and why eating the ENTIRE Apple (core and all!) is a great way to keep the doctor away. Plus you can weird your friends and family out when you ask to finish their apple cores!
As always, do what you feel is best for YOUR body — if you aren’t sure, ask your doctor. We are health ENTHUSIASTS not licensed practitioners.